A Sharpsville juvenile is expected to survive after being shot Saturday as another juvenile was unloading a handgun.

On Saturday, Tipton County Sheriff’s deputies, the Sharpsville Town Marshal, Sharpsville Fire Department and Howard County paramedics responded to a report of a single gunshot victim at a residence in Sharpsville, where a male juvenile was located with a single gunshot wound to the upper right shoulder.

The juvenile victim was transported from the scene to Community Howard Regional Health and later flown to I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis to receive treatment.

According to a Tipton County Sheriff’s Department press release, the victim is expected to survive, but was still receiving treatment as of Monday morning.

After questioning the shooter, another juvenile male, investigators determined he discharged the gun while attempting to unload it. The gun was recovered at the scene.

While malicious intent is not suspected, an investigation into the incident is ongoing, according to the release. 

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